Nintendo Switch Online Getting Zelda II and Blaster Master This Month

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Today Nintendo announced the games that will be distributed as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service in January.

The first is the classic Zelda II: The Aventure of Link, which was originally launched for the Famicom all the way back in 1987, with a western release on NES one year later, in 1988.

The second game is Sunsoft’s Blaster Master. It may be just a tad a little less iconic than the second Zelda game, but it brings some solid Metroidvania gameplay from before the term was invented in 1988.

Both games will be distributed on Jan. 16 for your nice injection of retro gaming from Nintendo’s early history.

Do keep in mind that the December offering included Ninja Gaiden, Adventures of Lolo, and Wario’s Woods. Of course, they’re still available within the growing selection of classic games that Nintendo is updating with online play.

To celebrate the announcement, the manufacturer dropped a trailer showing both new old games, and you can enjoy it below.

The Nintendo Switch Online service is currently available to Nintendo Switch owners for $3.99 a month, $7.99 every three months, or $19.99 a year, also providing cloud saves, online gameplay, and some assorted additional goodies.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.